The Home-front War

The Home-front War

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This book describes the impact of World War II on Americans, the ways the war influenced preconceived notions of gender, race, class, and ethnicity.... classifying jobs according to the sex of the operator, and paying women an hourly rate 250 less than that paid men in the same or similar ... Seeking to protect mena#39;s jobs and wage standards, Local 9 conceded womena#39;s lower rates but compelled ... wage standards, workers generally pressed vigorously for application of the principle of equal pay for equal work. ... Operating a honing machine at the General Motors Delco Remy plant in Anderson, Indiana, one woman, for example, anbsp;...

Title:The Home-front War
Author: Kenneth Paul O'Brien, Lynn H. Parsons
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1995-01-01

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